Thursday, September 25, 2008

Places I Have Loved: My Aunt Linda's

This past summer I had the joy of spending a weekend at my Aunt Linda's, which is tucked away just outside of Restoule on about 30 acres of woodland.

I have a very special connection to this land, and it is probably because my ancestors settled in this area about 130 years ago. It is absolutely beautiful and wild, plenty of deer, bears, birds and other wild pretties.

My other Aunt, Irene was coming up to watch my Aunt Linda's dog for the weekend, as she was going down south for a few days. So Aunt 'Rene invited me to hang out with her. She is always good company, almost like an older sister in a lot of ways.

I can't begin to describe how much pleasure I get from waking up at 5 am, drinking a cup of coffee on a porch in the middle of the woods and listen to the Wild Ones. I giggled at the little ruby-throated hummingbirds who were chasing each other around, fighting over the 4 or 5 hummingbird feeders.

After coffee I walked barefoot in the grass, in the company of Jessie (my Aunt Linda's dog), picking wild raspberries, and doing the rounds in the garden. Here are a few pics I had taken:

I need to get my arse to the country!




West Coast Island Gardener said...

It was a treat to take a little break in the country with you, the hummingbirds, and Jessie

Sláinte Chugat!

Rose said...

A truly lovely and magical place.. I, too love hummingbirds and am totally blessed to live in the country already :) You must come visit some day!

Heavy Petal said...

Oh, it's lovely! Thanks for sharing.

nefaeria said...

Hello Ladies,

Glad you liked the tour! The photos really do not do the place justice :)